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AXT now offers TEM cameras from Direct Electron

21 May, 2019 | Supplied by: AXT Pty Ltd

Scientific equipment supplier AXT has announced the formation of a new relationship with US-based Direct Electron — a producer of next-generation detection cameras for transmission electron microscopes (TEM).


Innovative cancer research projects receive vital funding

13 May, 2019

Cancer research has received a big boost in funding, thanks to a $5.1m partnership between CSIRO and GenesisCare and an $800,000 grant from the Leukaemia Foundation to Cancer Australia.


Aus geneticist elected to National Academy of Sciences

09 May, 2019

The 2017 winner of the Prime Minister's Prize for Science, Professor Jenny Graves AO, has been elected to the coveted National Academy of Sciences in the US.


How to make open innovation work for your company

06 May, 2019

According to Afnan Zafar, collaboration in the field of product development must follow a strict set of rules if firms really want to benefit from open innovation and boost their performance.


Medical Research Commercialisation Fund launches new venture

03 May, 2019

MRCF5 will focus on investing in early-stage medical research discoveries linked to MRCF members and recently completed its first close, raising $210m from investors.


Medtech manufacturer Trajan to expand Vic headquarters

24 April, 2019 | Supplied by: Trajan Scientific Australia Pty Ltd

With the support of the Victorian Government, Trajan Scientific and Medical plans to invest $2.4 million in the expansion of its Melbourne facility over the next three years.


International science engagement pays off for Australia

22 April, 2019

The economic and scientific benefits to Australia's membership of major global science organisations have been outlined in a report by the Australian Academy of Science.


Merck awards miniaturised NMR spectroscopy concept

19 April, 2019 | Supplied by: Merck Pty Ltd

The award-winning concept addresses in situ monitoring of chemical composition in microscopic reaction systems on timescales previously inaccessible to nuclear magnetic resonance techniques.


Dow completes separation from DowDuPont

18 April, 2019

Dow has successfully completed its separation from DowDuPont, becoming a more focused and streamlined materials science company in the process.


NanoString and Abcam enter partnership to expand antibody portfolio

15 April, 2019 | Supplied by: Abcam Australia Pty Ltd

NanoString Technologies has announced a commercial agreement with Abcam for the manufacture and sale of antibodies specifically for use with NanoString's GeoMx Digital Spatial Profiler (DSP).


Thermo Fisher and Genovis collaborate on biotherapeutics

12 April, 2019 | Supplied by: Thermo Fisher Scientific

Serving science company Thermo Fisher Scientific has begun a collaborative project with Genovis, a provider of enzyme products for biological drug development, to develop end-to-end workflows for the preparation, characterisation and monitoring of novel and complex biotherapeutics using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS).


Govt funding, 10-year plan to improve gender equity in STEM

05 April, 2019

The Australian Government has announced $3.4m to improve STEM equity in Australia and boost the participation of girls and women in STEM careers.


Leukaemia and lupus research to be fast-tracked by GSK

28 March, 2019 | Supplied by: GlaxoSmithKline

Researchers who have identified potential targets for new medicines for acute myeloid leukaemia and lupus have been named the winners of the 2018 GSK Discovery Fast Track Challenge.


Thermo Fisher Scientific to acquire Brammer Bio for $1.7bn

28 March, 2019 | Supplied by: Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Brammer Bio, a leader in viral vector manufacturing for gene and cell therapies, for US$1.7 billion in cash.


Victoria gets a $496m boost for health and medical research

27 March, 2019

The Australian Government is investing almost half a billion dollars to deliver cancer treatment, hospital infrastructure, mental health services and medical research projects in Victoria.


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